Following the Samira Ahmed judgment last week, where the BBC lost an equal pay claim after it was found a female presenter/journalist was paid less than male comparator Jeremy Vine, the BBC has began rolling out the settlement of other similar equal pay claims. It is believed that in total, the combined settlement figures equate to more than £3m. [...]
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How is it already the end of July? It cannot have been a whole month since our last employment law update can it? If you missed it, we had features on sexual harassment, Employment Tribunal statistics and dietary whistleblowing. Well, rather than worrying that summer is rapidly running away from us (one rainy day at […]
A look back through our equal pay features shows a pattern that the majority of claims recently have been from supermarket staff following the Asda v Brierly case regarding predominantly female store roles being equal to predominantly male warehouse roles. Like nearly all the other big-5 supermarkets, Sainsburys has faced a multi-claimant claim from thousands [...]
Those of you who are regular readers may remember that the majority of the big supermarkets are facing equal pay claims. The general argument running through them all is that the predominantly male warehouse roles are paid more than the predominantly female store staff. This despite both roles having a stock management element. The cases […]
What do Morrisons, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have in common? The obvious answer is they are all supermarkets, the employment law answer is they are all facing multi-equal pay claims. In a game of equal pay claim bingo the caller has announced Florist & Nun, Morrisons, you have completed your Big 4 Supermarket Equal Pay […]
Over the last few years multi-claimant equal pay claims have become more relevant. Asda recently lost a mass equal pay claims where predominantly female store staff were paid less than their predominately male counterparts. Sainsbury’s and Tesco also face similar claims, with the Tesco claim being worth up to £4bn. Moving away from supermarkets – […]
Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley & Ors – Can jobs with different pay structures in a business be compared for equal pay claims?
Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Those of you who missed it can still read last month’s newsletter, it was a bumper edition with features on the England Women’s Team, the Google memo, tribunal fees and pay reporting. This week, we have two cases for you. One will be looking at a long-standing equal […]
Hello and welcome back to your weekly dose of case law. Last week we looked at drug testing at work and unfair dismissal, a worthwhile read for any employers who use drug testing. This week we will be looking at sex discrimination and equal pay, an issue that is quite topical following the BBC Gender Pay Figures. BMC Software Ltd v […]
Whilst on the subject of pay reporting, following the BBC pay data last month, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published their pay data on the beta Government portal and a report on their own website. Whilst the EHRC has less than 250 employees and is not obliged to publish its pay data, the company wants to set an example […]
Where shielding employees can work from home, they should. Where they can’t, government advice is that they should not attend work. Employees who are shielding can be furloughed to mitigate the financial impact on them of having to shield (subject to meeting the qualifying rules of the furlough scheme). Under the furlough rules, employers are [...]